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Upcoming Performances
Undergraduate New Play Festival

June 1 – 4

Arthur Wagner Theatre and other locations



The Undergraduate New Play Festival has one simple goal this year: to find the unfamiliar in the familiar. We provide a venue for developing theatre artists to explore new areas and delve deeper into the familiar ones. The end result is richly textured, highly physicalized theatre that shows the infinite number of contradictions and similarities contained in each human.

Every year, the Undergraduate New Play Festival selects and mounts a full production for 6-8 new short plays by undergraduate authors. New and experienced directors, designers, and actors join together to create works of art bigger than any one person could hope for; works of art that could not exist as they do in any other place, with any other artists.




WORKSHOPS


Arthur Wagner Theatre


Opening – Friday, May 27 at 7:30pm
Performance #2 – Saturday, May 28 at 2pm
Closing – Saturday, May 28 at 7:30pm

RUE
Playwright: Ashlyn Barnett. Director: Mark Anthony Flynn
Stage Manager: Savannah Stern
Cast
Liam: Johnny Barry
Eric: Jeremy Laboy

SIMPLY FRIED
Playwright: Justin Livengood, Director: Jenna Nilson
Stage Manager: Hannah Folk
Cast
Lauren: Gina Cioffi
Tony: Annetta DiMeola
Elizabeth: Emma Epps
Jacob: Josiah Glesener
Rat #1: Erin Li

WINDOWS & LENSES
Playwright: Pravin Wilkins, Director: Kol Chaiken
Stage Manager: Dexter Lim
Cast
Lana: Chloris Li
Jenayah: Mariam Mahmoud
Dane: Jeffery Sims
Lee: Rudr Tandon

ROUNDS
Playwright: Mary Catherine Lopez, Director: Matt Vitaly
Stage Manager: Fedra Ramirez
Cast
Cahill: Maxfield Cenoz
Bateman: Max Cruz
Guard #2/Cait: Annetta DiMeola
Guard #3/Caden: Micaela Martinez
Guard #1/Sonny: Kylie Young



SITE-SPECIFIC PRODUCTIONS

BUILT FOR TWO
Galbraith Hall, Room 320
Opening – Wednesday, June 1 at 7:30pm
Closing – Friday, June 3 at 7pm and 8:30pm

Playwright: Justin Samoy, Director: Tin Le
Prod. Stage Manager: Plato Seto, Deck Stage Manager: Drew Jarrett
Cast
Oscar: James Berardo
Roger: Robert Barlow
Steve: Gunnar Gleisner
Lynn: Tavish Grade

SOCIAL SUICIDE
Galbraith Hall, south-facing patio
Opening – Thursday, June 2 at 8pm
Closing – Saturday, June 4 at 8pm

Playwright: Farah Abouzeid, Director: Sam Orcchino
Stage Manager: Hyunjung Park
Cast
Danny/Dad/Mr. W: James Berardo
Rachel: Helen Hejran
Maureen/Janitor: Hannah Reinert
Isabelle (Izzie)/Yolanda/Gym Teacher: Lara Wallace
Candace/Mom: Sofia Zaragoza





UNPF ARTISTIC
Artistic Director: Jenny Grober
Managing Director: Plato Seto

DESIGNERS
Festival Scenic Design Team: Carlos Angel-Barajas, Ryan Fischer
Festival Costume Design Team: Rosie Byrne, Evan Kwong, Anne Whitaker
Festival Lighting Designer: Mextly Almeda
Sound Designer for Social Suicide & Workshop A: Dylan Neilsen
Sound Designer for Built for Two & Workshop B: Carter Wogahn

DRAMATURGS
Social Suicide: Sofia Zaragoza
Windows and Lenses: Jon Reimer
Rounds: Kristen Tregar

PLAYWRIGHTING MENTORS
Built for Two: Ben Fisher
Social Suicide: Lily Padilla
Rue: Emily Feldman
Simply Fried: Will Snider
Rounds: Deborah Stein
Windows and Lenses: Anna Moench


Tickets

General Admission: FREE

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